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** CANCELLED ** Automotive Trade Mission ** CANCELLED **

New Delhi, Pune and Chennai, India

April 24-30, 2014

Still interested? Request a preliminary India market consultation with India-based U.S. Commercial Service staff to help determine if your specific automotive product/service has potential. For more information contact kellie.holloway@trade.gov.

India’s automotive industry is one of the most significant and fast growing sectors of the economy, averaging 20% annual growth. This is driven by a young population and an expanding middle class with a currently low, but rapidly growing rate of motor vehicle ownership. The automobile and components industry is a priority sector for the Government of India which projects the market will reach $145 billion by 2016. Indian agents and distributors actively seek opportunities to market U.S. technologies in the domestic market.

In light of the tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies, the U.S. Commercial Service is organizing an automotive trade mission to New Delhi, Pune, and Chennai, April 24-30, 2014. This mission is a platform for U.S. companies in the following areas to further business development and sales penetration in India:

  • Aftermarket - Vehicle Performance Enhancement
  • Auto Components - Automotive Care & Maintenance
  • Service Parts & Accessories - Testing and Garage Equipment Products & Services

Mission highlights:

  • Networking opportunities with key business and government leaders in each of these three cities: New Delhi, Pune, and Chennai
  • Sales and distributor identification opportunities via one-on-one business meetings with pre-screened Indian companies
  • Tours/site visit to leading Auto OEM Manufacturing facilities in Delhi, Pune, the “Detroit of India” and Chennai
  • Pre-travel webinar briefing covering Indian business practices, culture and protocol


The mission fee is USD $5300 for a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and trade associations and $5500 for large firms. The fee for each additional firm representative (large firm or SME) is $750. Expenses for U.S.-India and travel between cities in India, lodging, and meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

To Apply, download and complete the mission application and send to kellie.holloway@trade.gov. Application deadline is January 31, 2014.

For more information, contact:

Sham Shamsudeen, U.S. Commercial Service - Chennai
sham.shamsudeen@trade.gov / Tel: + 91-44-2857-4477

Kellie Holloway, U.S. Commercial Service - Portland
/ Tel: +1 503-326-3002